Why wait for the New Year before you change life for the better? The best time to make improvements is now, but don’t be put off by the idea you must do so in a big way, imagining it will be hard. Small, easy changes can have a big impact on your well-being because their effects accumulate. Here are three easy ways to boost health and happiness starting today.
Quit listening to self-defeating self-talk
Negative self-talk can ruin your day and create neural networks in your brain supporting further inner disparagement. The more you listen to your critical inner voice, the easier it is to repeat the process another time.
Note when unwanted self-talk pipes up, since expanding your awareness of it, rather than pushing it away is the key to managing it successfully. If you can recognize the second your critical inner voice speaks, you are less likely than when you don’t do so to take on board what it says.
Rather, you can acknowledge its existence, but let it pass like a fluffy cloud, knowing it’s unimportant. It’s only when you let negative self-talk run riot that you believe it and suffer.
Reset your mindset twice a day
Your happiness plummets when a bad mood strikes unless you do something to change it. Negative moods don’t arise instantly, however, and you can stop them in their tracks. You can also build such a positive mindset that you don’t succumb to dips in your joy-level, anyway.
Get used to checking the flow of your emotions at least twice a day. Do so at the same time each day too, so you build a new habit. Examine how you feel and consider how to improve your mood.
Sometimes, you might want to change predominant thought patterns in favor of topics that lift your spirits. On other occasions, you’ll benefit from carrying out a happiness boosting act like listening to upbeat music or walking in the countryside.
Once resetting your mood is a habit, you’ll no longer be at the mercy of your emotions and you can change them at will.
Take charge of your lifestyle
No doubt, you have plenty of little negative habits; most people do. The problem with small habits is their results amass. Late nights sat at the computer, coupled with a lack of exercise, for example, will lead to stress and make you unwell.
Tweak your lifestyle. Stroll in the morning before work and eat more greens, for instance, and your wellness will increase. All it takes are a few minor adjustments to the way you live to boost vigor and mental wellness. Your overall health and well-being will inch closer to healthy functioning, making you feel better.
Your health and well-being are in your hands. Just a few simple tweaks here and there could make all the difference to your mood and wellness. Manage your emotions by recognizing negative self-talk, reset your mind frequently, and adopt small habits and you’ll see big results.